What did you do to ur Gen III Prius today????

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by sfv41901, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Mongiamc10

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    Really?...is it a noticeable difference in MPG increase without them?... I would have never thought, but it does make sense.
     
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    "Really?...is it a noticeable difference in MPG increase without them?... I would have never thought, but it does make sense."

    I got a very nice bridge you might like to purchase. It's in a place called Brooklyn... ;)
     
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    I changed the oil today and the self satisfaction I get from draining the OCC never gets old...
     

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    You’ve kept your Prius after all the brake troubles :whistle:?

    Glad to hear it’s sorted(y).
     
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    I’ve been busy but I got a chance to put her back together last weekend and drove it to work this morning. No CEL and all seems well again!
     
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    I couldn't pass this one up! Should get here by Friday.


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    Won't do anything to performance of car BUT increase enjoyment of driving 200%, I would think.
    Well done. Good buy!
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    I've been considering picking one up for a long while. Where did you buy yours James?
     
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    I found this one on ebay. I kept seeing the piano black one but I prefer the look of the carbon fiber.. This one actually showed up as an add on my Instagram lol

    Sports Leather Steering Wheel for 2010-2015 Toyota PRIUS Hybrid ZVW30 Aqua V C | eBay Looks like they only have a few left. but couldn't pass up the price
     
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    Wow, that is a good price.

    Good enough for me to order it right away! I'll see how it looks when it it arrives around the 15th!


    I also finally decided to hook up a backup camera to the new head unit. Wired it so it will stay on while I'm driving! Pretty neat to have a rear camera on a big screen!
    Photo editing_Cloud20191204_3.jpg
     
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    Mine should be here Friday.

    Man that screen is nice. How do you like it so far?
     
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    So far it's been great. It added a ton of functionality to the car, and the only downside I can see is that at the best angles it covers the HVAC lcd and some buttons. I always leave the HVAC on auto and use the steering wheel controls, so it doesn't bother me at all.

    It may also be distracting to some, since it is not a subtle upgrade. It's a 13 inch Tesla style screen right in between the front seats. It does make using a navigation app incredibly easy.

    My favorite feature so far is definitely having a full Android operating system available. That means I have full google maps, Spotify, Netflix, hearthstone and a bunch of other non essential gadgets. Not to mention Android Auto, which boots up as soon as any phone is connected to any of the 3 USB ports. But you can also get that from a stick looking head unit...but who wants to squint at a little 8 inch screen?!

    l also have it set up to record from the camera for accident protection, and I'll be installing the front and side cameras soon.
     
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    Computer was down waiting for parts for awhile.. but in the mean time I found some 15x7 (supposedly Corolla wheels) they are made by Toyota and show as a 43mm offset.. and purchased a set of Michelin X-ice .. mounted & balanced them myself and I'm getting no noticeable decline in gas mileage.. WinPasSide2.jpg withcap.jpg withoutcap.jpg
     
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    Here we go! Let's see how it feels installed! IMG_20191209_171112-03.jpeg
     
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    Thank you HybritPit for your assistance! Keepingitsimple IMG_3993.JPG
     
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    A little bit dirty, but here is the RicePrius with Enkie PF01's rattle canned white! Also had them change the transmission fluid with more Redline D6, so we'll see what it looks like with an oil analysis. This interval was ~50,000 miles including a cross country road trip, drag racing, track driving and 7-8 autocross events. And put some fresh Motul 0w40 in because why not!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B584kFFB5_6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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    Joined the aftermarket steering wheel club! Feels great and is definitely more comfortable for cruising than the stock wheel thanks to the leather! 79995463_546212585961043_2942388786325094400_n.jpg
     
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